The Jacksonville Jaguars have released Whimper.|||||||
Whimper started 22 games over the last three seasons for the Jaguars, including 15 in 2011 and six last season. Most of his work came at right tackle, where he was supplanted in the lineup last season by Cam Bradfield last year.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed veteran offensive tackle Guy Whimper to a two-year contract. Whimper is the third potential free agent the Jaguars have retained this week. They used the franchise tag on kicker Josh Scobee on Monday and signed veteran cornerback Rashean Mathis to a one-year deal Thursday.|||||||
Whimper, who started 15 games last season, would have become an unrestricted free agent next week. A fourth-round draft pick by the New York Giants in 2006, Whimper joined the Jaguars in November 2010. He has played in 21 games for Jacksonville since. He likely will return to a backup role this fall, as right tackle Eben Britton returns from back surgery.
Whimper was placed on injured reserve.|||||||
He broke a foot on Thursday against New England and will miss the entire season.